This report explores ways for public agencies to ensure that children receive the care they need by enlisting more volunteers to step forward as foster parents and by encouraging the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care. The report identifies three major themes for engaging and empowering foster parents: ensuring quality caregiving for children; forging strong relationships; and, finding and keeping more amazing caregivers.

November 15, 2016

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How child welfare agencies can provide foster families with targeted resources, information and support services to help children grow and thrive.

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    How private providers and child welfare agencies can communicate a clear vision for foster parent partnerships, engage foster parents as respected partners and promote the value of foster parenting.

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    How agencies can explore new technology and access data-driven approaches to identify and recruit foster families.

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    How great ideas across the country can strengthen the partnerships between foster parents and child welfare agencies.

Key Takeaway

Transforming Foster Parenting Takes Tools and Training

With the appropriate training and the right tools, foster parenting can be a deeply rewarding experience that benefits children, supports birth parents and helps child welfare agencies fulfill their mission to keep children safe and help them thrive in families.

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